RESEARCH DEGREES

Advance your unstoppable career with a research degree

At UniSA you will undertake a research degree at a university where 100% of our research is rated at or above world-class*, with expert supervisors and state-of-the-art facilities.

Our research degree students partner with industry and end-users of research, developing skills for research excellence with career relevance.

Apply for one of our many research degree projects or develop your own project, and you will create new knowledge, become an expert in your field, and make a tangible difference.

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Find a research project

If you’re interested in studying a research degree at UniSA, browse some of our currently available research projects. New projects are added regularly, if you don’t see a project that interests you, please fill in our Expression of Interest form, and you will be notified when new projects become available.

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Why study a research degree at UniSA

Hear from our researchers

Some of our unstoppable researchers and PhD candidates talk about undertaking a research degree at UniSA.

Social science research degrees

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Professor Siobhan Banks from the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre shares why UniSA is the perfect place to study a research degree in social sciences.

Health research degrees

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Associate Professor Michael Samuel from the Centre for Cancer Biology talks about where a research degree in health at UniSA can take you.

Arts research degrees

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Professor Simon Biggs from the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments – IVE – shares why you should study a research degree in arts, architecture or design at UniSA.

Business research degrees

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Professor Rachel Kennedy from the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, talks about the benefits of studying a business or marketing research degree at UniSA.

Hear from our PhD graduates

Health research degrees

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Former health PhD students share why you should study a research degree at UniSA.

STEM research degrees

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Dr Joe O'Leary discusses his PhD experience at UniSA.

My PhD with the Australian Track Cycling Team is focused on using the Critical Power model. This model describes the maximal work capacity of elite athletes through aerobic and anaerobic contributions to exercise. As part of my research I worked directly alongside the head coach of the Australian Team, providing sport science support in areas of physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis.

Jason Bartram

Doctor of Philosophy

Organisation: Head Coach of the Australian Women's Track Cycling Endurance Team

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Jason Bartram

Doctor of Philosophy
Head Coach of the Australian Women's Track Cycling Endurance Team

My PhD is investigating the ways in which the culture and practices can foster students’ sense of belonging as a foundation for their engagement in learning. This experience has exposed me to more learning experiences than I ever anticipated and I am very grateful for that.

Megan Curry

Doctor of Philosophy

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Megan Curry

Doctor of Philosophy

Probably my favourite experience during my PhD program, was travelling to London and doing a six month internship with business and news broadcaster, CNBC. I was also given other opportunities to travel, to present at conferences and deliver seminars to the Institute's corporate sponsors. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have grown and expanded my professional skill set whilst...

Dr Cathy Nguyen

PhD graduate

Organisation: Senior Marketing Scientist, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science

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Dr Cathy Nguyen

PhD graduate
Senior Marketing Scientist, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science

Latest news about our PhD candidates

Our research excellence

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No.1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR RESEARCH IMPACT AND ENGAGEMENT

2018 ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI), Combined Impact – Approach to Impact and Engagement on Assessed
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100% OF OUR ASSESSED RESEARCH RATED AT OR ABOVE WORLD-CLASS

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.

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#1 YOUNG UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA FOR INDUSTRY INCOME

2022 THE World University Rankings

How to apply

Follow our step-by-step guide through the process of preparing your application to maximise your chances of success.

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Contact us

For any queries about undertaking a research degree at the University of South Australia please contact the Research Degree Admissions team. We can provide you with further information about your area of research interest.

Research Degree Admissions
p: +61 8 8302 5880
e: research.degrees@unisa.edu.au

Location
Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Postal address
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

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